Watercolour Basics: Masking Fluid


Keep in mind that I’m not an expert! I’m a hobbyist at best. My goal isn’t to teach techniques for professionals, but for other hobbyists who would like to know some techniques to have fun with watercolour. That being said, I’ll try my best to give good advice! If anyone has links to other resources on a similar topic to this tutorial, please do link it in the comments!

Masking fluid, also known as liquid frisket, is used to protect, or “mask”, parts of your paper, so you may paint over it with ease without worrying about painting around any white areas. It’s often made of liquid latex. It can be a valuable tool for watercolour painting when used well! In this tutorial I’ll try to give you lots of pictures and tips so you can feel confident doing your own experiments with masking fluid.

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